Table 3.

Feeding Tolerance Characteristics

Prime-Continuous
(n = 39)
Prime-Bolus
(n = 43)
NPO-Continuous
(n = 44)
NPO-Bolus
(n = 45)
GRV >0 mL (%),*54  ± 1539  ± 1454  ± 1242  ± 12
GRV >2 mL·kg−1 (%)*16  ± 89  ± 819  ± 1210  ± 7
GRV >50% 3 hour feeding (%)**2.3  ± 2.91.2  ± 1.81.7  ± 2.91.0  ± 1.7
GRV “milky” color (%)*55  ± 1939  ± 1747  ± 1839  ± 16
GRV “green” color (%)3-1655  ± 68  ± 89  ± 1011  ± 12
GRV “bloodstained” (%)3-1681  ± 1.24  ± 8.02  ± 3.13  ± 6.8
Stool frequency (n/day)3-1652.1  ± 0.82.1  ± 0.81.9  ± 0.71.7  ± 0.6
  • GRV, gastric residual volume, total measured every 3 hours during hospitalization, expressed as a percentage of total number checked by nurses. The number of GRV checked were similar among groups. GRV color is percentage of daily assessments of any GRV color (total = clear + milky + green + bloodstained).

  • Mean ± SD.

  • * Continuous versus bolus, P < .001.

  • ** Continuous versus bolus, P = .009.

  • F3-165 Prime versus NPO, P < .01.

  • F3-168 Continuous versus bolus, P = .01.